Monthly Archives: July 2019

We are proud to have worked with Sustainable Australia Fund on its expansion beyond Melbourne. The organisation, formerly Sustainable Melbourne Fund, has expanded beyond its original Melbourne base, with a $200 million funding commitment available through Bank Australia. Sustainable Australia Fund will now work with businesses across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales to […]

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Welcome to Issue 7 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This edition includes a number of legislative changes that received assent on 11 July 2019. In particular, sections 7, 11 and 12 of the Statutes Amendment (Domestic Violence) Act 2018 (SA) come into operation from 1 September 2019. These provisions address admissibility of recorded evidence […]

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Welcome to Issue 64 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter.  The future is here this fortnight, with Victoria Police announcing the establishment of a new ‘drone squad’ to track offenders, conduct surveillance and assist in emergency management. Meanwhile, The Victorian Bar has issued a reminder to clients to submit their equitable briefing report and the […]

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This SA Property Alert focuses on the introduction by the SA State Government of the Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019 (Bill) into Parliament on 3 July 2019. The Bill will amend the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA) (Act). The Bill proposes the following amendments of note to the Act: Act […]

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Thomson Geer Partner, Sanushka Seomangal, has been appointed to the Board of the Australia-India Council (AIC) for a five year term to January 2024. The role of the AIC is to advance Australia’s foreign and economic policy interests by building awareness and understanding between the people and institutions of Australia and India. The Australian Government […]

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Welcome to our fortnightly banking newsletter. This edition contains a look at the ASIC approved ‘New Rule Book for Banks’, commentary on the dawn of the new era of ‘Open Banking’ in Australia, a discussion on the highly anticipated case of Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth [2019] HCA 20 and much more.

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Welcome to Issue 63 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. You will see from this edition the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has provided a progress report which makes for interesting reading. It is also interesting to see the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) has reported an increasing use of innovative data […]

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Welcome to our latest edition of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. On 1 July 2019, the Legal Profession Uniform General Amendment (Indexation) Rule 2019 commenced. It adds rule 111A to the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015 and deals with the jurisdiction to determine cost disputes in line with inflation.

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This edition of our SA Public Sector Newsletter covers recent publications concerning identification of corruption, with recently released reports prepared by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption SA (ICAC) and the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission Victoria (IBAC). Readers should be aware that from 1 July 2019 the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (SA) (PID Act) replaced the former Whistleblowers Protection […]

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This edition contains commentary on the main financial sector reforms developed in the immediate post GFC period, their implementation in Australia and an assessment on whether these reforms have met their intended objectives.  It also contains a link to the recently released PPSR Business Guide which is a “plain English” publication that is intended to […]

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